The Visual Story Behind The Story – Fair Trade Fashion Show

‘Young optimists’ ages of 18 – 34 are the most engaged on sustainability.  2/3 actively buy sustainable brands and 1/4 always consider the social and environmental ethics of brands when making purchasing decisions. 67% say they recommend brands that behave responsibly.

– Ethical Fashion Forum – The Future of Fashion in Facts and Figures.

The story of sustaining our earth through fashion with humanitarian, environmental, and economic advancement continues to breed engaged conversation of awareness and commitment for change.

The Peace Exchange and Bead & Reel teamed up to host their 2nd Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show fundraiser in support of fair trade fashion.  This event, benefiting the women of The Peace Exchange’s non-profit sewing centers in the Congo, did just that, continued the dialogue. The spirit of this gathering was that of enthusiasm, collaboration, and exchange.  These two organizations delivered a profound message of their mission and commitment to ethical and sustainable practices.

EDGE applauds, Katie Bond, founder of The Peace Exchange, and Sica Schmitz, founder of Bead & Reel, and all brands committed to social and environmental sustainability.

©Isabel Szkiba/Fair Trade Fashion Show
Sica Schmitz, Katie Bond

Take a ‘look’ at Fair Trade Fashion Show behind-the-scenes preparation and the runway [ethical] fashion as seen through the lens of Isabel Szkiba, photographer.

Make-up and Hair:

Models Rehearsal:

©Isabel Szkiba/Fair Trade Fashion Show
Lisette Mibo, Host

Prep, Racks, and more . . .


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©Isabel Szkiba/Fair Trade Fashion Show

Photography: Isabel Szkiba




Rhonda P. Hill

Founder, Publishing Editor

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